Under ICAO’s global initiative “No Country Left Behind” (NCLB), Regional Office EUR/NAT developed a capacity building Technical Assistance Programme (EUR/NAT TAP) to be implemented through Technical Assistance projects. The EUR/NAT TAP would be implemented according to the availability of funds and human resources.
Specifically, EUR NAT 16002, PANS OPS Oversight capacity building project, has been developed and is under implementation in two distinctive phases :
Phase 1 : Dedicated missions offered support to the nine (9) EUR States included in the EANPG List Of Air Deficiencies, in the AIS area and specifically related to the lack of mechanism to ensure compliance with ICAO Annex. 4 (Aeronautical Charts) and Doc. 8168 (PANS-OPS) provisions (deficiency EUR- AIS 04).
Phase 2 : Establish and train within the EUR/NAT region, a network of PANS OPS experts to provide additional oversight capacity at regional level. A number of dedicated Workshops and OJT activities are developed for that purpose.
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The first Workshop of phase 2 was held at Vienna, 24-26/07/2017.The objective of the WS was to provide theoretical, practical knowledge and skills to qualified inspectorate personnel to discharge oversight functions in the PANS-OPS and Cartography areas.
11 participants/national inspectors from 9 States took part in the 3 days Workshop which was organized by ICAO EUR NAT and hosted by Austrian MoT, in cooperation with Austrocontrol.